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SPECIAL REPORT: Abuja communities where women farmers are unbanked
Many low-income farmers in rural Abuja communities speak of their non-use of financial institutions.
Inside the broken schools in Nasarawa where pupils sit on floor to learn
An estimated N18 billion has been allocated to education in Nasarawa State in the last 14 years, but some schools have little to show for this huge amount.
Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger
An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.
Non-implementation of Buhari’s programme in Abuja keeps thousands of children out of school
In Abuja, about 13 per cent of children who are of school age are out of school.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion
The CCT involves the payment of N5,000 monthly, paid bi-monthly, to the poorest Nigerians, mostly in rural communities.
How Buhari’s ABP programme improved financial inclusion among rural, illiterate farmers
The investigation shows that literacy, economic empowerment among the local population in the north would help deliver greater impacts in terms of financial inclusion.
As Nigeria marks another Children’s Day, millions of out-of-school kids still roam streets
Nigeria has an estimated 13.2 million out-of-school children, the highest in the world.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the world of Nigeria’s financially excluded farmers
Many farmers across Nigeria are unbanked. They share their stories in this special report.
Despite years of funding, Nasarawa schools still in poor shape (1)
An estimated N18 billion has gone into the sector since 2005, but students still sit on the floor to learn in many schools.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst ‘harsh’ weather
Nigeria spent about $29.7 million to import apples in 2018, to rank 47th largest importer in the world.
Ambode commissions Lagos road named after convicted fugitive
Mr Dickson was convicted of credit card fraud in the U.S. in 1992
ANALYSIS: How Nigerian state governments ‘pocketed’ N15.5 trillion LGA allocations in 12 years
In Nigeria, federal allocations to the local governments are just additional revenue for the state governments who determine how to redistribute such funds.
Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt
The Jigawa State Government has allocated 12,000 hectares of the farmlands to a Chinese firm.
INVESTIGATION: How Buhari administration awarded Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms
Firms registered to deal in palm oil production, car sales and other non-cleanup related tasks were given Ogoni cleanup contracts.
Three Nigerian police officers, civilian missing eight months after INTERPOL assignment
The men, who went to Gabon to recover a stolen vehicle, are yet to return, eight months after.
‘Above The Law’: How Nigeria Football Federation exploits ‘borderline’ status to mismanage funds
The EFCC said it uncovered multi-million-dollar fraud in the finances of the NFF upon investigation and has charged some of the officials to court.
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Malami moves to ‘frustrate’ NBC DG’s N2.5 billion corruption trial
Anti-graft detectives are resisting suspected high-wired politics that threatens another corruption case involving a senior Buhari administration official.
How LASU pro-chancellor, VC diverted N198 million staff pension to buy luxury vehicles
The LASU management distributed the vehicles, bought from pension funds of the general staff, to senior officials.
PrEP: HIV ‘prevention’ drug many Nigerians need, don’t know about and can’t afford
The medication, which prevents infection from HIV is not readily available in many healthcare facilities.
How FCT minister, agencies, ‘frustrated’ installation of world’s biggest billboard in Abuja
The shoddy handling of the approval for the construction of the billboard by Abuja city officials has cost a company at least N800 million.
SPECIAL REPORT: Audit reports indict Nigeria’s Surveyor-General of multi-billion naira contract frauds, theft
Contractors were paid hundreds of millions without doing any work and purchased vehicles were stolen, the auditor-general stated in its reports.
SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos ramshackle school where hoodlums defecate in classrooms
About 66 years after it was established, Methodist Primary School, Ewu Tuntun, has received little or no attention from the government.
Global Fund for Health: How seven African countries squandered millions of foreign aid
An audit report last year revealed how aid money disappeared in the hands of corrupt officials
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)
Despite the prevalence of these practices in some parts of Nigeria, experts highlight the risks.